These settings can be changed in the game options.
Location: Changes the minimap to display on the bottom left or bottom right of the interface.
Simple Colors: Uses a single color for all heroes on the same team.
Hide Background: Hides graphical background on the minimap, and displays only essential game elements like heroes, couriers, buildings, wards, and creeps.
Simple Background: Replaces graphical background on the minimap by simple background. Turned on by default.
Draw Hero Icons: When holding ALT, displays hero icons instead of hero names. Always Use Icons/Names: Permanently displays hero icons and names instead of arrows and O's.
These three extra icons were meant for
when using Brewmaster , but they are currently unused.
Custom Icons Edit
cosmetic items will alter a hero's minimap icon. Click on an icon to view the corresponding item.
The black background is shown for contrast, and is not part of the icons.
The Dire side icons are only used when observing a game. For players, allied couriers use the Radiant style icons, and enemy couriers are shown as a white dot.
Friendly wards are colored green (blue in colorblind mode), and enemy wards are colored red. When spectating,
wards are green/blue, and Radiant wards are red.
Bounty Runes are always shown when available, while other
runes are only shown when having vision on them.
Players can use the
Scan ability on the right of the minimap UI to detect any enemy heroes in an area.
The Scan button is located on the right of the minimap
Console Commands Edit
There are several
console commands that can be used to modify the minimap in various ways to match an individual player's preferences. Some of the commonly used ones are shown below.
Use extra large minimap.
Changes the hero minimap icon size.
Minimum time after the mouse enters the minimap before accepting a move command. Can be increased slightly to prevent accidental misclicks.
Adjust how long pings are displayed on the minimap.
Disables right clicks on the minimap.
Patch history Edit
Updated to match 7.00 map changes.
Left clicking actions on the minimap no longer ignores input for the first 0.2 seconds.
Updated to match 6.82 map changes.